Section 1: Analogies

Introduce your freshmen to analogies with this packet of prompts that also includes strategies for solving these critical thinking puzzles.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs work together to solve the analogies and share their rationale for the answer they choose
Classroom Considerations

  • Although many of the standardized exams no longer include analogies; however, these logic questions do encourage the development of critical thinking skills
Pros

  • The 13-page presentation includes a sample of 10 common types of analogies and strategies for solving them, and four practice sets
Cons

  • Neither an answer key nor and explanations for why these answer are correct are included